Fog

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TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS SOLVED
THINKING ABOUT THE POEM

1. (i) What does Sandburg think the fog is like?
(ii) How does the fog come?
(iii) What does `it’ in the third line refer to?
(iv) Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat?
Find three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat.
Ans. (i) Sandburg thinks that fog is like a cat.
(ii) The fog comes silently like a cat.
(iii) ‘It’ refers to the fog.
(iv) Yes, the poet compares the fog with a cat. The three things are:
1. The fog comes silently like a cat.
2. It spreads over objects and stays for some time like a cat sitting on its haunches.
3. The fog disappears as it comes just as a cat moves away after sometime.


2. You know that a metaphor compares two things by transferring a feature of one thing to the other (See unit 1)
(i) Find metaphors for the following words and complete the table below. Also try to say how they are alike The first is done for you.

stormtigerPounces over fields, growls
Train
Fire
School
Home

Ans.

stormtigerPounces over fields, growls
TrainSnakemoves, runs
FireSunwarmth, brilliance
SchoolTempleprovides knowledge
HomeShelterprovides protection, safety

 


(ii) Think about a storm. Try to visualise the force of the storm, hear the sound of the storm, feel the power of the storm and the sudden calm that happens afterwards. Write a poem about the storm comparing it with an animal.
Ans. Do yourself


3. Does this poem have a rhyme scheme? Poetry that does not have an obvious rhythm or rhyme is called ‘free verse’.
Ans. The poem has no rhyme scheme. It is in free verse,

 

 

 

 


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